Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia after Sydney (approximate population of four million).
Melbourne is a city built on gold the incredible wealth generated by the gold strikes of the 1850s and 1880s has left a stunning architectural legacy known as the 'Golden Mile'.
In walking the Golden Mile, you will trace the story of the people who made Melbourne, from 1835 when the first European settlers camped beside the Yarra, to 1901 when Melbourne became the first capital of Australia.Walking tours depart daily from Federation Square or you can walk the trail on your own with a Golden Mile booklet (AUD $8), available from tourism outlets and museums along the trail.
Melbourne is an international cultural centre, with cultural endeavors spanning major events and festivals, drama, musicals, comedy, music, art, architecture, literature, film and television. It was the second city after Edinburgh to be named a UNESCO City of Literature
Today, it is a centre for the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, sport and tourism. It is often referred to as the "cultural capital of Australia"